US Navy Health Care Team
US Navy Health Care Team
What is the Navy recruiting for? The U.S. Navy Health Care Team hires for all medical fields. Our focus at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center however is the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP, for short), which pays full tuition, books, equipment, and all fees to optometry, dental and medical schools. In addition, the HPSP pays students a monthly $2,330.70 stipend. Please read on to find out more on the HPSP.
Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
The Navy offers one of the most generous and comprehensive scholarships in the health care field with its HPSP. If you qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship, plus a monthly allowance through the Navy's HPSP.
To Qualify for this unique opportunity, you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, and a minimum MCAT score of 500
- Be applying to, enrolled in or have a letter of acceptance to an accredited graduate program in the Unites States or Puerto Rico.
- Meet eligibility criteria for appointment as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
- Maintain full-time student status during the entire length of the program.
What exactly the HPSP includes:
- Tuition: You select the medical school, obtain acceptance, and apply for the scholarship. If selected, 100% tuition is paid to any accredited professional school in the United States or Puerto Rico.
- Books/Fees/Reimbursable: The Navy will pay for required books, rental of non-expendable equipment, and most academic fees.
- Monthly Stipend: A generous monthly stipend of $2,330.70 will be provided for ten and one-half months of each school year.
- Navy Officer Pay: For the remaining six weeks of the school year, you will receive the full pay and allowances offered an Ensign (O1) in the Navy Reserve. After graduation and entrance on active duty, you'll be promoted to Lieutenant (O3), which means more pay. Your salary will increase through the years with promotions, time in service, and annual cost of living increases. You'll also receive a monthly non-taxable allowance for your food and housing.
- Be a Full-Time Student: You are expected to be a dedicated, full-time student, putting your best effort toward your studies.
- Navy Reserve Officer: You will be commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve. There are no weekend drills associated with this. You will be in the United States Navy Reserve (USN) database.
- 45 days active duty for training (summer Internships): While as a student, you will be required to perform a training period for each school year in which you participate in the scholarship program. This training may be performed at a Navy health care facility near your school, or you could work in one of the Navy's world-renowned health care facilities, such as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., or Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA. Either way, you'll be exposed to a health care system that excels at training people for rewarding careers in health care. This training provides you the opportunity to learn about your particular specialty. If your academic program does not permit time away from your school, arrangements may be made to allow you to continue your studies while performing annual training at school.
- Active Duty Obligation: Your active duty obligation to the Navy is one year for each year you receive the HPSP. Your minimum obligation would be two years.
The Navy Health Care Team: Once you graduate, you will become a member of one of the most comprehensive and dynamic health care organizations in the world, U.S. Nay Medicine. Its mission is to support America's Navy and Marine Corps at home and abroad, serving over three million beneficiaries. The Navy Medical Department is comprised of four corps: Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Medical Service Corps, Nurse Corps, plus enlisted specialist and civilian employees. Together they offer more diversity than just about any other health care system in the world.
Superior Facilities: Navy health care is like no other health care in the world. Where else can you work and train at state-of-the-art facilities like Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California; Naval Hospital Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida; Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; or the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NAMI), Pensacola, Florida.
High-Tech Equipment: Where else can you have the opportunity to work with the latest high-tech equipment, whether it's laser technology, life-saving trauma equipment, or sophisticated telemedicine capabilities that enable Navy personnel to hold teaching seminars and perform medical operations all over the world.
Quality Care: Perhaps the greatest advantage of being part of the Navy Medicine Team is our commitment to patient care. Navy health care professionals don't have to worry about malpractice insurance, processing insurance claims, patient billing, overhead costs, building a client base, or hiring a competitive staff. Instead, they're free to concentrate on patient care and professional growth. With over 100 challenging health care specialties to choose from, you can see why Navy health care is a smart choice for more than just financial reasons.
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This may be one of the most important decisions of your life. Consider your options carefully. Please contact the Navy Medical Recruiting Team to discuss your plans for financing your medial education:
US NAVY HPSP
Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy
US Navy Medical Recruiting Center
1126 Slide Road, Suite 100
Lubbock, Texas 79416
Phone: (806) 744 – 3922 Ext. 27
Cell: (408) 375 - 3018
Fax: (806) 744 - 0623